Culture in Mind by P-TaylorFrancis


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									Culture in Mind
Author: Karen Cerulo

Edition: 1
Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Dedication 1. Establishing a Sociology of Culture and Cognition, Karen A. Cerulo
Section1: Sensation and Attention Introduction 2. The Elephant in the Room: Notes on the Social
Organization of Denial, Eviatar Zerubavel 3. Signals and Interpretive Work: The Role of Culture in a Theory
of Practical Action, Diane Vaughan Section 2: Discrimination and Classification Introduction 4.
Commensuration and Cognition, Wendy Nelson Espeland 5. Preterm Babies in the "Mother Machine":
Metaphoric Reasoning and Bureaucratic Rituals that Finish the "Unfinished Infant," Nicole Isaacson 6.
Cognition in Social Constructions: Market Rivalry Profile versus Cost Schedule, Harrison C. White
Section 3: Representation and Integration Introduction Chapter 7: Moral Inquiry in Cultural Sociology,
Robert Wuthnow 8. Individualism.'Pro tem': Reconsidering U.S. Social Relations, Karen A. Cerulo 9.
Tracking Discourse, David Altheide 10. How Storytelling Can Be Empowering, William Gamson Section
4: Storage and Retrieval Introduction 11. Honor, ignity, and Collective Memory: Judging the Past in Korea
and the United States, Barry Schwartz and MiKyoung Park 12. Thinking About Evil: Adolf Hitler and the
Dilemma of the Social Construction of Reputations, Gary Alan Fine Section 5: Building Bridges
Introduction 13. Fixing a Foucault Sandwich: Cognitive Universals and Cultural Particulars in the Concept
of Mental Disorders, Jerome C. Wakefield 14. Culture, Harmful Dysfunctions and the Sociology of Mental
Illness, Allan V. Horowitz 15. Why Cognitive (and Cultural) Sociology Needs Cognitive Science, Paul
Dimaggio Appendix: Mapping the Field, Karen A. Cerulo Contributor Notes Index

What is thought and how does one come to study and understand it? How does the mind work? Does
cognitive science explain all the mysteries of the brain? This collection of fourteen original essays from
some of the top sociologists in the country, including Eviatar Zerubavel, Diane Vaughan, Paul Dimaggio
and Gary Alan Fine, among others, opens a dialogue between cognitive science and cultural sociology,
encouraging a new network of scientific collaboration and stimulating new lines of social scientific
research. Rather than considering thought as just an individual act, Culture in Mind considers it in a
social and cultural context. Provocatively, this suggests that our thoughts do not function in a vacuum:
our minds are not alone. Covering such diverse topics as the nature of evil, the process of storytelling,
defining mental illness, and the conceptualizing of the premature baby, these essays offer fresh insights
into the functioning of the mind. Leaving the MRI behind, Culture in Mind will uncover the mysteries of how
we think.

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